The story begins with a drunk Wolverine fighting against a sumo wrestler in a bar, watched by Yukio. Outside the bar, Asano Kimura, a member of Japanese secret service waiting for Wolverine. He asks for help but Wolverine denies. Yukio kisses Wolverine. The Hand orders Yukio to kill Wolverine, but she denies and attacks them instead.When Yukio awakes Wolverine he calls her Mariko (he was dreaming with her calling him an animal) and then Yukio kicks him uncounsios. Later Wolverine learns that Yukio had killed Asano, and that she works for Lord Shingen and goes after her. Wolverine is ambushed by The Hand but manages to escape, but Yukio also run away after killing some ninjas.